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is the assistant attorney general of the civil rights division in washington, dc, he was nominated for that position by president obama and sworn in in october of 2009 and we are all the lucky -- we are all very lucky that that happened in october of 2009. tom has spent his entire career in public service and on protecting the civil rights of our most vulnerable people. tom actually joined the civil rights division as a young lawyer and while he was there he prosecuted some of the most significant cases in the country. lawyers in the civil rights division get fanned out to places in the country to handle cases in mississippi and alabama and california and all over and tom was one of those people. he was sent to texas to handle a very significant hate crime case when he was a young lawyer that involved a gang of white supremacists that went on a killing spree and ended up shooting 3 people and killing one when he was a young lawyer working in the civil rights division. he later served as a top deputy for attorney general janet reno, he was special counsel to ted kennedy and ser
. his actions in 2004 thrust this civil rights issue into the national spotlight and cemented his reputation as a fearless public officials who does what he thinks is right. under mayor newsom's energetic leadership the economy grew and the city became an economic center for biotech and clean tech. gach newsom has been a trail blaitzer on combating homelessness and protecting the government. in 2007 he was re-elected as mayor with more than 70 percent of the vote, which is unheard of. please welcome our lieutenant governor, gavin newsom. >> my role was to get tom to speak. i'm just going to jump in because i want to keep you all on time. you've got an agenda packet and i'm going to be held accountable if you don't meet it. roslyn, let's pick up on tom's passion. he told me a couple points that are important, that is the consciousness awareness, this growing consciousness around bullying. and it's a question i guess that requires, has bullying gotten worse or have we gotten better to begin to recognize it? >> hard to know. tom and the president refer to as far too often as
will not believe this story. whether the supreme court will uphold gay marriage is a civil rights issue. those reports after these messages. >> bill: culture warrior seeing want tonight. sweden liberal country. titled to grave entitlements. on the social front anything goes. swedish version of toys r us has issued a holiday catalog that has some people perplexed pictures of little girls brandishing toy guns and little boys wielding blow dryers, perhaps practicing for the day that they too can become hairdressers. with us now to react the culture warriors jeanine pirro and gretchen carlson. carlson, you are swedish, that's your fault. >> [speaking swedish] >> bill: what does that mean. >> that's where i'm going to end with the agreement. >> bill: what did you say. >> i will make you e.d. budafes you wouldn't like it. what i said is aspeak swedish a little bit. i have been blessed to have a boy and a girl as my children. >> bill: what do you think the message of the magazine. >> instinctively boys and girls go to different toys instinctively. this is ridiculous. they should have toy magazines wi
it when we come right back ms. megyn kelly on whether the supreme court will buy gay marriage as a civil rights issue. and then a great american news quiz returns tonight. the bad parents edition. maccallum and doocy warming up maccallum and doocy warming up and we will be right having you ship my gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and a santa to boot! [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. fedex office. adt can help you turn on a few lights. access cameras from anywhere to help you keep an eye on things. even bring family in from the cold when you're not there. now get the advanced technology of adt starting at just $99 and save $300. with adt, you get 24/7 fast response monitoring that helps protect you from burglary, fire, and high levels of carbon monoxide. plus remote access to your home. even control your thermostat to help save energy and money. get adt installed starting at just $99. that's a $300 savings. you may even save up to 20% on your homeowners ins
and identify theft and hate crimes and civil rights issue and there's one thing that comes up in absolutely every conversation that i have had with people in the district, and that was bullying. and it really, it was, it's not surprising to the people in this room, i know. it was not surprising to me but it was troubling to me that in every community that i was meeting with, this was an issue prrp violence, harassment, physical, cyber, social, children on children, this kind of behavior is so disturbing and so troubling and so heartbreaking to so many people. even in this place, even in san francisco, california and northern california, which has got to be if not the most tolerant place in the country certainly amuck the most tolerance and diverse places in the community, this is what i was hearing out in the community and it's something we wanted to get involved in. and i'm so grateful that as a result of that all of you have agreed to come together to have a conversation about this issue with us included. i can't tell you how much we appreciate it. so thank you very much for being her
of inequality. that's why it's called a civil rights issue. they need choices. it will have them an effect on the individual child more kids will be better educate and ting will have a effect on the -- so i would say -- [inaudible] [applause] >> i would only add standards. i think it's important as we as a society set expectations for what it is we want. the secretary of state -- not sense that cobbed lee -- condoleezza rice was the in the united nations where i got educate. i look forward to hearing from you. >> thank you. >> can i say it's been an absolute pressure to hear you. it was worth traveling coach class. [laughter] [applause] >> the ultimate. >> to hear you spike. >> the first time i ever worried about you. >> us a tear i have -- [laughter] but you made the point that idea massive when you are changing things. they matter in national security. one of the reasons that america won the cold war, it recognized it was a moral conflict as much as nick else. an american realized they couldn't win the cold war and the -- [inaudible] in particular if it still had a scandal of segregation
: another piece of the expansion of civil rights, the subtle interaction between the supreme court and the popular opinion, the supreme court does respond to popular opinion and therefore, the four publicly embraced referenda that said we are willing -- we and our states want same-sex marriage. that affects the supreme court. >> yes. that's why -- it is an excellent point. that's why these marriage referendums that we just saw in the last election, which for the first time, gay rights advocates won -- all four marriage equality referendums the timing of that was very important because it came just before the supreme court reviewed this. obviously the court is going to look to public opinion to see whether or not the country is ready for same-sex marriage. >> eliot: it is not as though the justice of the court take polls and say 50% is for -- therefore my view of constitutional rights changes. even conservative jurists understand one's sensibility of rights changes as -- there is an evolution. >> over time, it is what
the supreme court will buy gay marriage as a civil rights issue. and then a great american news quiz returns tonight. the bad parents edition. maccallum and doocy warming up and we will be right [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work. and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't knowt yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and game from the great northwest. he'll start investing early, he'll find some good people to help guide him, and he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> bill: thank for staying with us. i'm woirl in the kelly file segment tonight. three hot topics. we begin with the supreme court meeting tomorrow to consider the issue of gay marriage as a civil rights issue. you may remember that the state of california voted down gay marriage the very liberal ninth circuit of appeals ruled that the vote was unconstitutional on a civil rights basis. here now
service and is lauded for his work on education, civil- rights national service, immigration, transportation, the environment, and high-tech issues. >> he is also the greatest karaoke sing their -- singer and all of congress. -- in all of congress. [applause] >> he just told me i had five minutes. what do you think of this program? [applause] it is about time. i want to thank francis and fong. i think this is the very first statewide heritage month held with the mayor of san francisco. let me say something about heritage month in san francisco and your mayor. in the old days, you remember san francisco was known for passing all of these anti- chinese ordinances to limit the movement, the productivity of chinese in the city. we know two things. change happens. maybe the state of california is the state of golden opportunities, where we have a chinese-american mayor of san francisco. 35 years ago, congress members passed similar resolutions in both house and the senate to formally recognize the first 10 days of may as asian-pacific heritage week. one year later, president jimmy
and killed by police officer johannes mehserle on new years day back in 2009 in two oakland civil rights attorneys will argue before the ninth circuit court of appeals in san francisco that bart police officers should not receive legal immunity. last year a federal judge ruled to let the suit go forward but the officers appealed that ruling to the ninth circuit court. >>> this is day seven of a strike by clerical workers. contract talks between the workers and shippers at the ports of los angeles and long beach have resumed. the walk out by the clerk has dramatically slowed activity at the ports. dock workers are refusing to cross the picket lines. >>> oak 4:36 now. much quieter than what it was last week. let's go to tara with a first look at our traffic. >> hopefully it stays that way. we have nothing major to report. we do have flooding down in san jose area. the chp hasn't said exactly where that is. right now we will take a live look at the east shore freeway you can see the headlights there are southbound or westbound i should say as you make your way toward the mccarthur maze and
better to look at your property today, have it inspected, and make the changes because this is a civil rights statute. it is the same thing as discrimination based on race, and it is treated the same way in the courts. >> i heard the previous speaker make some good points about be a pro are the -- proactive about getting a task inspector before you get sued. i am f. task inspector. if you have to cut -- heard the term thrown around, inspection created by our state senators, and it is really great information out there that i want to encourage everyone. i will not be able to go into extensive details, but i will be able to tell you a little bit of what is involved. the difference is in the california building code. i can also give you tips on how to choose and specter appeared first of all, the program has an inspector's knowledge of the california building code, and the reason why that is so important is because you have to comply with both. the california billing code is enforced when you get a building permit, and forced by the local building requirements. it says all new buildings h
this afternoon. earlier today civil rights advocates said they planned to release evidence that shows plans for a surveillance drone in alameda county. the aclu says the sheriff's office plans to use the drone for surveillance and intelligence gathering, contradicting earlier claims it would only be used for search- and-rescue operations. >>> coming up, if the feds can't reach an agreement, maybe the states can help. >> i'm danielle nottingham in washington. coming up, president obama consults a group of the nation's governors on the "fiscal cliff." >> and well wishes are pouring in for will and kate as brits make bets on whether it will be a boy, girl, twins or triplets. >>> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow live at the whole foods market in cupertino. if you have been looking for a way to help people for the holidays, we have a great idea for you plus we'll talk about that rain coming back all that in just a few minutes. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, typhoon in the philippines. 33 villagers wer >>> at least 74 people are dead or missing following a powerful typhoon in the philippines. >> 33 villa
with this and not leave to the voters because the voters often get these things wrong. i don't think civil rights question shoes go to voters partly because you get into the thing of the whim of the voters and where the political whims are. we don't vote in this country on fundamental rights. freedom of speech will always be there for us. and these sort of questions like marriage and family fall within that. i mean, how would we like it if this four years people say, well, you can be married to jonathan, i can be married to rita and then the next four year, we don't like it. >> although i'm sure he would make a wonderful spouse, i don't want to -- >> hopefully we'll find out one day. >> moving right along. >> but one point i want to make here is a lot of times the court reflects kints of where we are as a society and i think what's so interesting about this time right now is we're right on the cusp. you can really see the supreme court going either way where five years ago, you know, their decision would have been obvious coming down against same-sex marriage. five years from now i think it will likely be
issuu act on that it can backfire in lots of different ways. i am concerned about civil rights, i'm concerned about free speech, i'm concerned about just changing san francisco's style and how we are as a city. and it's something that's very troubling to me to see that. we're a city that actually had -- the publication of city life that naked lunch came out there was a ban about that. the city looks at free speech and expression, we're a beacon of light to other places around the country and sometimes there's weirdness about how we express ourselves but i think that is what is great about san francisco. i have something teed up that i was saving for before, for chris daly when he used the f word in
the decision relatedpxv to the >> president chiu: again that we've considered and housing for broadly and civil rights more broadly. >> i will use an analogy. i was raised in the country. elephant needed to have a pen, and also a stable, you would ask someone where can i get these facilities. you certainly wouldn't expect that person to direct you to a beehive. and a beehive is where worker bees live. and a stable is where you have larger groups of people that could possibly be there. and since, you know, it's been decided that, you know, oftentimes elephants can't live in beehives, that i suggest that perhaps a beehive isn't as valuable to a city that needs an elephant pen. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. >> i'm going to be using the overhead. this is my son. can i use the overhead? >> president chiu: sfgov-tv. august 14, 2006. i just want to sayƧ&%( [ that we talking about violence versus nudity. i'm not bringing that up. "k about my child seeing nudity, but i'm worried about them seeing guns and i'm also -- we can continue -- we continue to be ignored as mothers and fathers. every
remains a top priority. >> there is much more still to come tonight, just ahead a civil rights dispute over the shooting of oscar grant and bart police officers given immune ti. >> a dispensary wins a battle setting up a conflict between a landlord and u.s. jis tis department. >> catch to 2 prevents a san francisco woman from collecting an inhert yens check that was rightfully hers. the frustrating battle 7 on your side put an end to, just ahead. >> and mayor of detroit comes to make good on >>> attorneys on both sides of a fatal shooting returned to court owe begin arguing a $50 million civil route. mehserle convicted of involuntary manslaughter. attorneys are appealing a judge's ruling they're not immune from liability in the family civil suit against bart. grant's family in court today asking the court not to change its rulings and to let a jury decide. >> oscar was murdered and it's a shame officers can not be held accountable for their actions. if we're citizens we're held accountable when we have jobs and for our actions. and these officers who murder people should be held accoun
in oakland. charges include conspiracy to sell marijuana and methamphetamine, theft, robbery and civil rights violations. he was caught in federal sting operation in february of last year. with guilty plea he faces a minimum of 10 years in prison. >>> after 16 months of bargaining tentative agreement on the table between the port of oakland and 81 workers and will vote on the contract this wednesday. this agreement comes just as oakland is getting extra business because of a port strike in long beach and los angeles. clerical workers there are in their seventh day of a strike. dock workers honoring the pickets lines and shifts are stalled or diverted to other ports such as oakland. >> coming up next. baby announcement heard around the world. prince william and his wife kate are expecting. but kate is in the hospital. why it can't be called just morning sicknesses either. >> northern california magician set on fire on television. ways it a prank or something else? >> as you have heard here rain on the way again. 7 news has leif look at doppler [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last cr
the mini spy planes for emergencies like search-and- rescue. but civil rights activists say that's not the whole roof to and have proof. ann notarangelo reports. >> reporter: the day gang with aclu saying the sheriff's department is pulling a fast one with the drones and ended with the sheriff's department saying there had been a clerical error. alameda county sheriff's department wants a camera equipped drone something similar to this for search-and- rescue and serving search warrants in high risk areas where deputies are concerned about armed suspects. >> having a device like this that we could look into that area prior to serving the search warrant would be very helpful. >> reporter: but privacy advocates worry its uses could soon expand. >> where they say they were going to use them for emergency purposes and then use them for surveillance on ordinary americans. >> reporter: some believe the sheriff is not being honest. >> documents that the aclu obtained along with documents that ess obtained showed his true plan is to use a drone for spying for surveillance intelligence gat
in cocoa, florida, for harriette and harry moore, leaders of the civil rights movement in florida. harry moore established the first branch of the naacp in brow ward county, florida, and considered the first martyr of the 1950's era civil rights movement. sadly on christmas night in 1951, the moores were killed by a bomb planted beneath their home. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to join me in strong support of this bill and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair recognizes mr. clay from missouri. mr. clay: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, i, too, want to join with my colleague from arizona in consideration of h.r. 2338 to name the post office in cocoa, florida, after harry t. and harriette moore. in accordance with committee requirements, h.r. 2338 is co-sponsored by all members of the florida delegation and was reported out of the oversight committee by unanimous consent. it honors the legacy of harry t. and harry moore who both fought tirelessly for civil righ
necessary mehserle on the platform of the fruitvale station. at 9:00 this morning two oakland civil rights ordinary reasons to will argue before the ninth circuit court of appeals in san francisco that bart police officers should not receive legal immunity against civil suit filed by grant's family. >>> time now 6:47. tara is back with more about that accident on the peninsula. >> that is right. we actually have an incident here it's a solo vehicle. this is in the san mateo area. be aware of it. we're going to take a live look at our maps and show you where we do have trouble presidents here. this is typical for livermore area. if we head up into contra costa county into the pittsburg area it's a little slow. at the bay bridge toll plaza the metering lights are on. sun just starting to come up here. you're looking at an extra 10- 15 minutes to get into san francisco. in milpitas a lot of brake lights here. this is the typical what we see on 237 as you head westbound. 6:48 here's steve. >> thank you. >>> mostly sunny. maybe partly cloudy skies today. a little bit of a break. rain returns in
station back on new year aday in 2009. at 9:00, two civil rights lawyers will argue before the 9th sir coit court of appeals that b.a.r.t. police should not get legal immin tu from this lawsuit filed bay the -- ill munty from this lawsuit filed by the the -- immunity from this lawsuit filed by the family of oscar grant. >>> coming up at 7:47, how the kansas city chiefs and their community responded to the jovan belcher tragedy. >>> four people including three firefighters are still in the hospital this morning after a serious accident in other rin da. it happened on -- orinda. it happened on eastbound 24 near wilder road. it all started when an suv crashed into the center divide. while one of the drivers and three firefighters were standing on the right shoulder, another suv lost control pushing another car into them. they were all rushed to the hospital with major injuries. >>> the weekend storm brought major problems to the south bay and that had actuallity workers and law enforcement working overtime. a man, woman and child were were stuck in their car after flooding on east capita
lead action. civil rights attorney john buress filed a massive lawsuit against chevron on behalf of 5,000 complaints. and he says it's just the start. >>> we anticipate that we'll have another 5,000 or 6,000 that will file in the near future. >> the lawsuit is designed, one to they would them accountable for what they did. to have them acknowledge their misdeeds and not engage in coverup and to fully compensate the individuals who have been damaged financially by this. >> chevron says it set up a claims process, including help centers to compensate victims. they call the lawsuit unnecessary and pledge to fight it vigorously. reid says chevron offered to pay her $500, but shed to join others in the legal action instead. she says she wants chevron to make changes. >> i think it would minimize and cut down a lot of fires. and also to have regular checks. so this can be prevented. zbl now john says he's not sure how much money they will be seeking but he expects it to be quite a bit more than what chevron has been offering folks. chevron has declined to reveal how much money it's paid out
openly gay supersraoeup super -- supervisor. family members say the two men were trail blazers for civil rights. and the dispair on november 27, 1978 within they were gunned down by former supervisor dan white has now turned into hope. >> we will not stop until we have equality across the globe and that is what tonight means. >> reporter: with candles in hand, hundreds marched from city hall to the castro reflecting on the impact of the assassination. >> it mean as great deal. it means our freedom. >> i met mayor mascone the year before he was assassinated -- >> reporter: this man tells us he was only 19 at the time. he said these two leaders gave the gay community the courage to deal with the aids epidemic. >> that lit a fire under myself and my fellow activists. >> reporter: the mood was upbeat when the march ended. a memorial has been set up to celebrate the life of harvey milk. reporting live here in san francisco, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> credit card numbers hacked from a bay area bar. >> we have $700 charge at staples. >> reporter: what the business is doing now to prote
super -- supervisor. family members say the two men were trail blazers for civil rights. and the dispair on november 27, 1978 within they were gunned down by former supervisor dan white has now turned into hope. >> we will not stop until we have equality across the globe and that is what tonight means. >> reporter: with candles in hand, hundreds marched from city hall to the castro reflecting on the impact of the assassination. >> it mean as great deal. it means our freedom. >> i met mayor mascone the year before he was assassinated -- >> reporter: this man tells us he was only 19 at the time. he said these two leaders gave the gay community the courage to deal with the aids epidemic. >> that lit a fire under myself and my fellow activists. >> reporter: the mood was upbeat when the march ended. a memorial has been set up to celebrate the life of harvey milk. reporting live here in san francisco, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> credit card numbers hacked from a bay area bar. >> we have $700 charge at staples. >> reporter: what the business is doing now to protect >>> new video this ev
come with me on the civil rights bill, you will be remembered for 200 years. only you and lincoln will be remembered. on the other hand, he gave dirkson every public works project dam that was going to sink illinois. lincoln did the same thing, what ever he was needed, assignments, jobs, the years before civil service. it was easier to do some of this then. >> the guy that stole the movie as far as i'm concerned was the same guy that stole that oliver stone movie "jfk" is tommy lee jones. tommy lee jones, playing thaddeus stevens, my hero, the guy that really did believe in emancipation and reconstruction and 40 acres and a mule and wanted to take the freed african-american and make him a full citizen economically, not just under the law. tell me about that guy. we can talk about lincoln forever. thaddeus stevens, his housekeeper was also his mistress. i loved that scene when we discover that. it is a great performance as well as everything else. >> well, what's so powerful about both tommy lee jones performance and the actual thaddeus stevens is what lincoln had to do was to pers
heard nothing, he's a civil rights attorney and democratic strategist, richard, what is fascinating to me, it is your former boss bill clinton who signed the defense of marriage act as between a man and woman only. does he regret his decision? >> he says that he regrets it and now he's a strong proponent for same-sex marriages. >> the supreme court will at least take one of these cases. why do you think the court did not come out with a decision on which case to review? >> well, i think that they probably decided that these are complicated issues, in fact they're quite complicated and quite historic and they probably need a little bit more time. but we expect, i think the big news for next week is we expect either tomorrow, monday morning, but at some point next week, maybe as late as friday afternoon, but at some point next week, we're going to start to hear from the supreme court, which cases they will consider, we feel pretty strongly that they will accept for consideration the constitutionality of the defense of marriage act. and the big matter that may come out of the court nex
of the fruitvale bart station. this morning at 9:00 if two oakland civil rights attorneys will be arguing for the ninth circuit court of appeals. arguing bart police officers should not receive legal immunity against a civil lawsuit filed by grant's family. last year a federal judge ruled to allow the lawsuit to move ahead. the police officers appealed that ruling to the ninth circuit court. >>> this is a seventh day of a strike at the nation's busiest port. clerical workers at the ports of los angeles and long beach set up picket lines last tuesday. they have been trying to negotiate a new contract for 2.5 years. they are also claiming their jobs are being outsourced out of the state and across the pacific ocean. now officials at the port deny that charge. the list of the dock workers are not crossing the picket lines and say the strike is costing the port as much as $1 billion every day. >>> major development on treasure island is moving forward. they now have until the end of the month to choose a new home to make way for the development. $1.5billion project includes up to 8,000 new ho
with the nudist who say the ban violates their civil rights. there will still be permitted events like parade and festivals for those who want to bare all. but that doesn't satisfy the protestors. >> it teaches children that they should be ashamed of their bodies. teach adult they are ashamed of their body. >>reporter: intolerant san francisco supervisor scott weiner says his constituent were tired of seeing a group of naked guys every day. and so he sponsored the city wide ordinance. >> standby the legislation and i'm happy to see it pass and to move on to other things. >>reporter: that's not likely to happen right away. there's now a criminal charge against local blogger michael trellis who posted this picture of scott weiner in second floor bathroom preparing to brush his teeth. what he had tried to take was a picture of the supervisor genital. district attorney george says these an invasion of privacy. >> very, very inappropriate. and we want to make sure we send a message that that type of behavior is not accepted. and many completely trespasses any social boundary of decency. >>
it happen, but in the civil rights era, for example, when we had those celebrated filibusters, they were not partisan in the sense. they were factional. the fact is the filibusters done by southern democratic senators to oppose civil rights or voting rights legislation were opposed by republicans just as they were by notary -- non-southern departments, and civil rights legislation, overcoming filibusters being enacted was at least as much to the credibility of the senate minority leader as to lyndon johnson so what we've seen now is a regular use of the filibuster now as a partisan tool and not just a group of members of the party, but the entire party as fashioned by the minority leader. the second is the use of the filibuster routinely, not on issues of great national significance, and not simply on those issues with the majority leader kills the amendment tree, but on issues and nominations which ultimately pass unanimously or near unanimously, and keep in mind on no , nomins where holds, which are notices that you will deny unanimous concept, and in some instances have been filibust
about it or were willing to put everything on the line to make it happen. but in the civil rights era, for example, when we had those celebrated filibusters, they were not partisan in a sense. they were factional. the fact is that the filibusters done by southern democratic senators who opposed civil rights are voting rights legislation were opposed by republicans. just as they were by a non-southern democrats. and the fact is that civil rights legislation and overcoming those filibusters are being enacted were as much to the credit and responsibility of the senate minority leader as lyndon johnson. so what we have seen is a regular use of the filibuster tool. the entire party is fashioned by the majority leader. the second is the use of the filibuster routinely, not simply on those issues where the majority leader though the amendment. but on issues and nominations which ultimately passed unanimously or near unanimously. keep in mind nominations, in which he denied unanimous consent, in some instances have been the luster, a lot of them on executive nomination, you don't have amendme
intensely about it, where will put everything on the line to make it happen. in the civil rights era, when we had those celebrated filibusters, they were not partisan in the sense. they were factional. the fact is the filibuster's done by southern democratic senators to oppose civil rights or voting rights in a deflation were opposed by republicans, just as they were by non- southern democrats. the fact is that civil rights and legislation and overcoming this filibuster's and being enacted which at least as much to the credit and responsibility of everett dirksen, the minority leader, as to lyndon johnson. what we have seen is a regular use of the filibuster now as a partisan tool, and not just a group of members of the party, but the entire party has fashioned by the minority leader. the second is the use of the filibuster routinely, not on issues of great national significance, and not simply on those issues where the majority leader kills the amendment tree, but on issues and nominations which ultimately pass unanimously or near it unanimously. keep in mind on nominations, where holds w
texas. he helped write the civil rights act of 1964, the voting rights act. he didn't care much for president nixon, even saying he would have voted to impeach him the day he was inaugurated but it wouldn't have looked good. he helped draft nixon's articles of impeachment. brooks ran the kennedy presidential campaign in his texas district. he was also there the day he was killed and stood next to lyndon johnson as he was sworn in on air force one. by the way according to "the new york times", one of johnson's aides said brooks was one of the few men johnson was ever afraid of. brooks died at a baptist hospital from a sudden illness. he was 89 years old. >>> well, the president and republicans agree on very little in their fiscal proposals. with one glaring exception. neither proposal specifically includes defense cuts. in fact, both sides have gone out of their way to say they shouldn't happen. but if there's no deal, they may happen anyway. in today's "deep dive" how the sequester could impact our military, our economy, and our safety. the budget control act calls for about a t
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on friday whether and how to weigh in on what some consider the civil rights showdown of the early 21st century. they could have announced this morning whether they'd chosen or rejected any or all of the marriage equality appeals but instead they stayed silent and the waiting game continues. joe johns joins me from washington to tell us what this all means. first off, is there anything, joe, to read in to this morning's silence coupled with friday's silence on this issue? >> honestly, nothing at all. they could still decide later in the week, quite frankly. they could decide next week. this is a thing about the court. they really don't send a lot of signals or messages to do something and we have been telling people all along that, you know, there's potential for this to come later on. they can still go in march with this. and we could still get a decision around june. so, don't read anything in to it. that said, you know the broad legal question the supreme court considers of equal protection. basically do same sex couples deserve the same rights and benefits as all other americans? we
>> the oscar grant civil rights case was back in court today. lawyers, john burris and dan siegal, argued the rulings -- against johannes mehserle, and the other two bart officers involved in the incident leading to grant's murder... a federal judge ruled in may 20-11, that bart can * not be held legally responsible for the 2009 shooting death of oscar grant at oakland's fruitvale bart station. million dollar federal lawsuit against theformer bart police officers ... should be decided in a jury trial. new details tonight -- in a fire that broke out over the weekend near the san the blaze caused an estimated one- million dollars in damage.. the fire started in the historic fleishhacker pool building, next to the zoo parking lot around one - in the afternoon... the building was once part of a massive swimming pool complex that housed the world's largest heated saltwater pool. since the building shut down, it has been known to attract the homeless. fire crews are investigating the cause of the blaze. >> the nation is one month away from the date that it could go over that physica
law. >>> this morning, civil rights advocates plan to release evidence they say shows plans for a a surveillance video drone in alameda. the sheriff's office plans to use a drone for surveillance and intelligence gathering that contradicts earlier claims it would only be used for search- and-rescue operations. yesterday, state senator alex padilla put forward a bill to regulate usage. >>> plans to reduce firefighting service will be the focus today at a special meeting in the contra costa county fire protection district. among the action being considered, the closure of several fire stations. the district has to cut back after measure q failed to get a two-thirds majority vote in last month's election. the measure calls for a parcel tax to help fund fire service. >>> 12,$772. that's how much santa clara -- $12,772 that's how much santa clara supervisor george shirakawa is being told to return to the county. he put that much on his credit card since he became a supervisors in 2009. he says he will reimburse the county for some of the money but is challenging some of those cha
in to the presidency. later, brooks helped author the 1964 civil rights act, and he drafted the articles of impeachment against president nixon. jack brooks was 89 years old. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: lawmakers stepped up the rhetoric, but grew no closer today to agreement on how to avoid slipping over the so- called fiscal cliff. but each side demanded the other compromise. "newshour" congressional correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage. >> i have to just tell you that is a... that is a bad strategy for america, it's a bad strategy for your businesses, and it is not a game that i will play. >> reporter: president obama today, in washington, assured business executives he'll reject attempts to link the fiscal cliff budget negotiations to future increases in the nation's debt ceiling. "the new york times" reported republicans might accept higher tax rates on wealthier americans to avoid triggering tax hikes for everyone. in return, they'd demand greater spending cuts next year before raising the federal borrowing limit. >> if congress in any way sugg
, to civil rights attorneys will argue before a federal appeals court. the police officers should not receive legal immunity. thorough judge ruled that the tissue go to trial. >> for people detained to a series of armed robberies. a news camera was on hand about 9:00 last night in oakland, of course, rendered her officers one by one. the suspects came out of a house and turn themselves in. before connected in robberies in which wallets and cell phones are taking. >> this is a big thing. >> it's for sure. but we are able to get some robbers off the street. this is good. >> the robberies occurring around interstate 580. >> time now is 7:10. as we've been talking about, we continue to monitor the storm in the bay area. >> was turned over to bill right now. you are just mentioning flash flood warnings. >> we've been talking at the breaks. this is a good deal. it's happening right now. up north, the heaviest winds of debris flow and flood warnings. a flood warning in effect for nasa and sonoma county for the next hour. that's a heavy rainfall event. that means it is flooding, it's eminent, or is o
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